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Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
. >>> he orange rally spoke with mark kelly and gabrielle giffor giffords about gun control. good morning. >> good morning. >> suppose you had something to do about guns. what would you do? >> several thing. background checks have expanded so that anybody who wants to buy a gun would have to go through that process. currently 40% of the guns bought in the united states are bought without background screening before hand. secondly, i think there's a lot more that can be done relative to controlling the behavior of criminals who use guns in the commission of a crime. i think we're very sporadic around the country and our enforcement of gun laws and those who break the law while using a firearm. a lot of the crime reduction we experienced in los angeles and new york was because we controlled behavior, and we can control a lot more of the behavior, those who use guns to commit acts of violence by making sure they're punished for their crimes. >> why are we lax on enforce mnlts? >> charlie, that's a great question and there's no simple answer to it. new york times reporting about the f
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
gabrielle giffords was badly injured in the tucson shooting in 2011. gun owner himself, kelly will argue today that assault weapons like the one that was used to wound his wife and kill six others don't belong on the streets. the politics of gun safety are complicated on capitol hill. even some of the most liberal senators are supporters of gun rights, including senator patrick leahy of vermont, who will be chairing thood's inging today's hearing. harry reid was noncommittal when asked of what he thought was an assault weapons ban introduced by his colleague, dianne feinstein. >> she believes in it fervently and i admire her for that. i'll take a look at that. >> reporter: any moves to restrict gun ownership will be met with fierce opposition from the right. >> gun violence is not a disease, and lawful gun ownership is not a disease. it is a constitutionally protected individual right. >> reporter: gun laws in the district of columbia are pretty strict but a pair of republican senators who are on the committee are pushing for the committee to work with law enforcement so that at th
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